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Life sciences minister George Freeman

Birmingham will be a global force in life sciences, minister predicts

Life sciences minister George Freeman predicted the sector would double in size in the region – creating thousands of skilled jobs

From left: Kaido's chief technology officer Mick Westman, marketing manager Ben Buckley and founder Richard Westman

Creative England backs Birmingham healthcare tech company

Investment body supports Kaido with £50,000 in new funding to support development and testing of new online platforms

An investigation has been launched into the finances of Birmingham Women's Hospital

Watchdog to investigate 'deteriorating' finances at Birmingham Women's Hospital

Inquiry by NHS Improvement will examine hospital trust's 'worse than expected' financial position

Stephen Dorrell has been recruited to help health and social services in Birmingham and Solihull

Former Tory health secretary to reshape Birmingham's social services

Stephen Dorrell served in John Major's cabinet in 1990s and will now seek better working practices among social and health services in Birmingham and Solihull

Professor Craig Jackson, head of psychology at BCU

Birmingham Post Power 250: Academia

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of academia

Jodie Cook, founder of JC Social Media

Birmingham Post Power 250: Social Media

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of social media

Desmond Jaddoo, Birmingham Empowerment Forum

Birmingham Post Power 250: Campaigners and Activists

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The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of campaigners and activists

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith

Birmingham Post Power 250: Health

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The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of health

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson MP

Birmingham Post Power 250: Politics

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of politics

Mark Lee, the chief executive of Calthorpe Estates

Push to promote Edgbaston's life science prowess at MIPIM 2016

Calthorpe Estates chief executive Mark Lee said he hoped to raise the profile of the cluster of advanced science bases in the city

Cannock Chase

Where will the West Midlands Combined Authority stand on nature?

Looking at WMCA’s early public statements it is difficult to see where nature fits in with its plans.

Cyclists celebrate the opening of the first canal cycling towpath route which stretches from St Vincent Street bridge near Birmingham's Brindleyplace to Winson Green.

Birmingham should use Copenhagen as role model for cycling, claims doctor

Birmingham should model itself on Copenhagen where nearly half of residents cycle to work, a health expert has claimed

You will take graveyard photos over our dead body says Birmingham City Council

Council stuck in old ways as it stops amateur historians taking photographs of historic graveyards

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy

Axe would still fall despite fairer funding deal for Birmingham - John Clancy

Labour leader Coun John Clancy has warned that even if the city secured a fairer funding deal it would still make cuts

The Soho Hill Centre, a former NHS day care unit in Hockley, will feature in CPBigwoods next auction.

Landmark NHS property for sale in Hockley

Local Hockley landmark, the Soho Hill Centre, is set to be sold by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Governors of an NHS trust have hit out over the salary handed to former MP Jacqui Smith

NHS trust's governors 'misled' over Jacqui Smith's £50,000 salary

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Row over former MP's salary for working two days a week at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Care crisis costs Birmingham hospitals £9.2m

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Healthy patients are blocking NHS beds as Midland councils struggle to care

West Midlands NHS trusts making millions from parking

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New data released under Freedom of Information says some hospital trusts across England are raking in more than £3m a year

From left: David Hardman of Innovation Birmingham with Neil Mortimer and Tony Davis of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Innovation Birmingham to build 'Digital Health' incubator

New centre will aim to help start-up companies create services and products for those with long-term conditions and to promote wellness

Job losses and major cuts have been announced by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council to slash £250m over next four years

Full scale of cuts emerges as IT spending, elderly care, council property and refuse collections among a list of services not escaping the budget reductions


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